[arch-releng] Dep cycles in core and 2009.01

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sat Jan 31 05:23:34 EST 2009

Gerhard Brauer wrote:
> Am Fri, 30 Jan 2009 22:16:57 -0200
> schrieb Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi <vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar>:
>> Ooohh! The grub-gfx installed at root-image-fs (x86_64) is the
>> grub-gfx-0.97-7 (latest from community) and in i686 is 0.97-11.
>> I tested compiling the grub-gfx for x86_84 sync to -11 version. copied
>> with scp to installCD , pacman -U grub-gfx-0.97-11-x86_64.pkg.tar.gz
> Oh, then the grub-gfx maintainer doesn't build also the x86_64
> version :-(
> I wrote him in a bugreport FS#12616 to add ext4 support (and ext3
> big-inode patch) to grub-gfx and the i686 version was rebuild fine with
> these changes.
>> And install grub like /arch/setup and now WORKS :)
> FS#13059 is the new grub-gfx bugreport to fix for x86_64. Thanks
> Gerardo!
>> BTW: grub-gfx in ABS lack some patches, i copied all from ABS grub.
> Yeah, i also saw this..
> First i wonder about the grub-gfx problems you mentioned, cause
> grub-gfx and grub uses the same patches (and upstream source), only
> addition is the patch for splash support. And this should not prevent
> the bare installation of grub(-gfx). But with this version-differing
> the reason is clear.
> x86_64 ISO/images (RC1 candidates) should wait until grub-gfx's new
> version is available.

Would it be a good idea to move grub-gfx to [extra] if it is being used 
on the installer?


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